English language programs | Mount Allison

Need extra time and training to improve your English language skills?

Mount Allison's English language pathway programs make it easier for students from non-English backgrounds to get ready for post-secondary studies.

Our English pathway programs are designed for students who need extra time and training to meet English proficiency requirements and who would like to benefit from additional transition time and academic preparation before full-time studies.

Mount Allison offers two options to help you meet language requirements, depending on your level of English:

English Summer Pathway Program

(May-August)
This program is offered during the summer. It includes level-specific English and academic skills classes, cultural immersion, and career development opportunities.

English Academic Bridging Program (EAB)

(September-May)
This program is offered during the academic year. As a full-time Mount Allison student you will take three regular courses and two EAB classes each term.

Which English language program is best for me?

 

 

 


Option 1: English Summer Pathway Program

(May-August)

The English Summer Pathway Program (SPP) is a language, academic, and cultural immersion program for students who meet academic requirements at either Mount Allison or the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC), but do not meet the English proficiency requirements.

SPP is designed to bring together international students headed to Mount Allison and NBCC so they can study and prepare for post-secondary life together before the start of classes in the fall.

The program will run in summer 2022 for 12 weeks (May), eight weeks (June), and four weeks (July) and it will be delivered online.

Students can attend this program from any part of the world, if they have a stable internet connection and a computer with a camera and microphone to participate in classes.

Students who have already met the University’s admission requirements can also choose to be a part of this program to improve their language and academic skills.

The English Summer Pathway program includes:

  • online level-specific English and academic skills classes
  • engaging activities introducing students to the history, culture, and geography of Atlantic Canada
  • guest speaker series to educate students on services and supports available through Mount Allison and other local organizations
  • career development skills to prepare students for job opportunities
English requirements, start dates, and fees
Score Program dates fees (CAD)**

TOEFL 60

  • Listening 6
  • Reading 7
  • Speaking 15
  • Writing 15

IELTS 5.5

  • All bands 5.0

Duolingo 90

  • Comprehension 100
  • Literacy 95
  • Conversation 80
  • Production 70
May 24-Aug. 12, 2022 (12 weeks) $4,657

TOEFL 80

  • Listening 11
  • Reading 12
  • Speaking 17
  • Writing 17

IELTS 6.0

  • All bands 5.5

Duolingo 100

  • Comprehension 115
  • Literacy 105
  • Conversation 95
  • Production 80
June 20-Aug. 12, 2022 (8 weeks) $3,266

TOEFL 87

  • Listening 11
  • Reading 12
  • Speaking 17
  • Writing 17

IELTS 6.5

  • All bands 5.5

Duolingo 110

  • Comprehension 115
  • Literacy 105
  • Conversation 95
  • Production 80
July 18-Aug. 12, 2022
(4 weeks)
$1,936

 

**Fees include tuition and program fees.

How to apply to the program

In order to enroll in the English Summer Pathway Program, you must first:

Based on eligibility and language scores, students are directly put into the program that works best with their current language skills.

Once admitted, pay a non-refundable deposit of $2,186 CAD to reserve your spot. The remaining fees are due at the beginning of your session.
 
Deadline to apply and pay your deposit:

  • 12-week SPP — April 25
  • 8-week SPP — May 23
  • 4-week SPP — June 20
If you successfully complete the program

Once you successfully complete the English Summer Pathway Program:

  • You get direct unconditional admission to Mount Allison or NBCC starting in September (if you meet the academic requirements)
  • No additional TOEFL or IELTS tests will be required

If you do not successfully complete the program, you will be automatically enrolled in the English Bridging Program (EAB) in September.

For aviation students

Aviation students who need additional language training before the start of their degree and wish to participate in our language bridging programs must choose the English Summer Pathway Program.

 


Option 2: English Academic Bridging Program (EAB)

(September-May)

The EAB program is a two-term (fall and winter) program offered during the academic year.

The program is designed for students whose English proficiency is just below Mount Allison's minimum requirements but who otherwise meet our academic requirements for full admission into Arts, Science, or Commerce degrees.

You can choose to be part of the EAB program even if you are not required to do so — any student from a non-English background is welcome to access language support.

The English Academic Bridging Program includes (per term):

  • 2 non-credit English and academic courses
  • 3 academic courses
  • Peer tutoring and support
English requirements

TOEFL 80

  • Listening 11
  • Reading 12
  • Speaking 17
  • Writing 17

IELTS 6.0

  • All bands 5.5

Duolingo 100

  • Comprehension 115
  • Literacy 105
  • Conversation 95
  • Production 80
How to apply to the program

In order to enroll in the EAB program, you must first:

If your English score falls just below our minimum required for full admission to the University, you will receive an offer for conditional admission into the EAB program.

For aviation students

Aviation students who need additional language training before the start of their degree and wish to participate in our language bridging programs must choose the English Summer Pathway Program.

If you successfully complete the program

In order to receive a full offer of admission after one or two terms in the EAB program, you must successfully complete your EAB and academic courses, OR otherwise submit your updated English test scores to the Registrar's Office.

Once you receive a full (unconditional) offer of admission, you will be able to register in up to five courses each term towards your Mount Allison degree.


Questions?

Questions about our English language programs

For questions about English language programs at Mount Allison, please contact englishpathways@mta.ca.

Questions about course selection or registration

Students who have been admitted to an English language program who have questions regarding their course selection or registration, please contact our academic advisors at advisor@mta.ca.

Questions about pre-departure planning, international student services, and international orientation

Students who have been admitted to an English language program who have questions about pre-departure planning (including study permit applications), international student services, or international orientation, please contact our International Student Advisor at intadvisor@mta.ca.